Goveton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2DS
Buckland Tout-Saints, a Gorgeous Country House Hotel in South Devon. Queen of coast and countryside, Buckland Tout-Saints is a secret escape hidden down country lanes far from the madding crowd. Old world charm and traditional style are the essences of this 17th Century luxury country house hotel.
What makes a stay at Buckland Tout-Saints unique?
Escape to Coast and Country Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel can be found in the heart of the South Devon countryside just outside Kingsbridge and not far from the popular sailing centre of Salcombe, the historic town of Dartmouth and the medieval town of Totnes. Dog Friendly Hotel Dogs are welcome to stay at Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel and there are gorgeous countryside and coastal walks on the doorstep to wear out your four legged friend - please contact the hotel for further information.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Buckland Tout-Saints?
Individually Designed Hotel Rooms Whether you are looking for a luxury country house hotel feel, or for more contemporary accommodation, Buckland’s 16 bedrooms can cater for all tastes. The hotel’s 8 original bedrooms and 2 luxurious suites have all been updated in a traditional Devon country house style, with many boasting four poster beds, and beautifully co-ordinated décor throughout. 6 bedrooms were added, all furnished in a strikingly modern style.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Kingsbridge area?
Kingsbridge Situated in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kingsbridge sits on its own estuary and is surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside, making it perennially popular for walking and sailing. The town attracts a lot of tourism yet manages to keep a tranquil charm and friendly atmosphere. History The town takes its name from an ancient bridge built to link two royal estates – Alvington and Chillington, and by 1219 was a market town. By the 18th Century milling was a major source of revenue for the town, and throughout the 19th Century Kingsbridge had an active coastal shipping trade, with thriving shipbuilding and tanning industries.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Food at Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel Head Chef Ted Ruewell's enthusiasm and hunger for perfection come across in his menus. Under his influence the kitchen team at Buckland have adopted his long-established ethos of using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create inventive, mouth-watering dishes for a distinctive and memorable fine dining experience. Proud to hold 2 AA Rosettes, a sure sign of welcoming hospitality, quality of ingredients and the creativity that goes into seasonal menus.
Buckland Tout-Saints is part of the following Travel Ideas:
"If any hotel bears out my maxim that the more remote the destination the better the food must be, then Buckland Tout Saints is the ultimate test. The hotel challenges any belief you may still have in your GPS. As General Manager Mike Hall says, “You drive down one country lane after another, each one narrower than the last and then, just when you think you’re completely lost, there we are!”
Buckland Tout Saints is a mansion on a low hill, two storeys high at the front and three – or more – at the back as it looks down over groves of rhododendrons and garden terraces.
The house was built in the seventeenth century as a typical, rather grand three-sided manor house. In last years of the nineteenth century it was given a major makeover that created a fourth side, blocking off the old courtyard, as had been done at Buckingham Palace in 1847.
This radical refurbishment involved the installation of pew panelling taken from St Martin’s Church, Carfax in Oxford which was used to decorate the stairs and smoking room (now a delightful old bar). Ironically the Victorian’s demolition of Carfax Church – an act intended to make traffic able to pass more freely along Cornmarket and Queen Street -- was ultimately rendered unnecessary as both streets have recently been pedestrianised. Nevertheless the hotel bar looks good with all that ancient wood panelling and if you take the door marked Gents you’ll come across some rather wonderful Victorian WCs including one with an iron cistern labelled The “Speedwell” by its London manufacturer. Less private rooms on the ground floor include the beautiful Queen Anne dining room, panelled in Russian pine behind which were discovered a tranche of family portraits in oils that had been inexplicably hidden. These serious-looking mid-Victorians (probably former owners) now line the walls of the dining room. The mansion has been a hotel since 1956 and has established a good reputation for food. The menu includes Dartmouth crab and local venison, scallops from Start Bay (seven miles away), duck from Sladesdown Farm (18 miles away) and excellent Sparkling Brut from Gusbourne in Kent. Indeed the wine list is extensive for a four-star property.
Definitely a hotel worth visiting. But make sure your GPS is well charged beforehand."
Information on Buckland Tout-Saints hotel , Goveton , Kingsbridge
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 9 Classic Doubles, 5 Superior Doubles, 2 Master Suites
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: last 2 weeks in January
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (under strict supervision)
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (£10 per dog, per night)
Romantic Details: honeymoon suite, romantic setting, peaceful haven
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation: Part of the Eden Hotel Collection, AA Small Hotel Group of the Year 2014 – 2015. Best Customer Service Winner - South Devon Excellence Awards 2010/2011
Colour TV, telephone, Free Wi-Fi internet access, Luxury toiletries
Gardens and grounds, Doomsday Book dovecote, Award-winning restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 4 function rooms, Conference and meeting facilities, Car parking, Heli-pad
Board games, card games, reading
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Boules, Croquet lawn, Giant Jenga, Bike riding
Golf, Beaches, Sailing, Fishing, Shopping, National Trust properties
|Local directions:||North of Kingsbridge on the A381. Follow the brown tourism signs to Buckland-Tout-Saints.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Plymouth (22 miles)
Exeter (40 miles) , Bristol
Totnes (9 miles)
Pride of Britain
Doggy Devon Delight
Wed 08 Nov 2017 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Choose a delicious bar meal from our ‘Light Snacks’ menu and a drink from the bar for 2 and while away the time with your furry friend whilst they enjoy some tasty dog treats! You can enjoy your breakfast in the bar too with an extra sausage for your pal!
Sunday – Thursday - £149.00 per room per night
Friday - Saturday - £169.00 per room per night
(Upgrades available subject to availability)
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92166
4 Night Devon Delight
Tue 31 Jan 2017 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
3 course dinner on the first night, Full English and continental breakfast each morning and a delicious Devon cream tea
£419.00 Sunday – Thursday (£20.00 Supplement if booking covers a Friday or Saturday
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92167
Mon 23 May 2016 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Relax at Buckland for a Romantic two-night breakaway. Includes a 2-course dinner and breakfast on both days. Treat your loved one to this romantic escape where a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolates awaits you.
Master Suite: £449.00
Superior Room: £379.00
£20.00 per night for Friday & Saturday bookings
Excludes Xmas/New Year/Valentines week.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-86178
Mon 23 May 2016 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Start your weekend with a cream tea & glass of bubbly on arrival at Buckland Tout-Saints and a two course dinner in the evening.
Classic room - £149.00 per room per night
Upgrades into Superior rooms and Master Suites available
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-81877
“Keep Calm + Pretend It’s Not Monday”
Mon 12 Sep 2016 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Join us in Classic Double Room and enjoy a delicious 2 course dinner in the evening, a full English breakfast the following morning and a late 1pm check-out. Why not book for lunch too!
£139.00 per night
Room upgrades available into a Superior Room or Master Suite
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-91147
2 Night Devon Break
Thu 18 Jan 2018 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Visiting at this time of year means you can enjoy all the delights of this wonderful area in peace and tranquillity. After a day exploring landscapes of unparalleled beauty, sit back and relax in our lounge.
Our mini break includes full English breakfast each morning, two course dinner on one evening and cream tea on one day.
Our two night mini break is available from £229.00
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93536
Autumn with Eden
Mon 17 Sep 2018 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Autumn is here and our hotel is the perfect destination with the trees on the estate turning golden and the fires roaring
Our Autumn stays include a Belvadere Espresso Martini Cocktail, an overnight stay and full English breakfast.
Sunday - Thursday £119.00 per room
Friday & Saturday £139.00 per room
(based on a couple sharing a 'Classic' room)
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93268
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